UK appreciates BD's fight against terrorism

UK appreciates BD’s fight against terrorism


British Minister for Asia and the Pacific Alok Sharma has appreciated Bangladesh for the way the present government is dealing with terrorism and violent extremism in the country.The appreciation came when Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali had a bilateral meeting with Sharma on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday.

The Foreign Minister stated that the UK is Bangladesh’s important development partner and there is a scope for enhanced British investment in different sectors in Bangladesh, especially in infrastructure.The two ministers discussed a number of issues of common interest during the meeting, said the Foreign Ministry here on Saturday.They touched upon the issues like investment, regional economic integration, migration and implications of Brexit.Mahmood Ali also enquired about the implications of Brexit in the bilateral trade and economic situation with countries like Bangladesh.The British Minister assured that all the development partners will be duly informed about their plan to deal with the new situation.Mahmood Ali the British Minister for taking necessary measures for visa simplification with a view to promoting people—to-people contact between the two countries.Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque accompanied the Foreign Minister during the meeting.


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